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dex·a·meth·a·sone

 (dĕk′sə-mĕth′ə-sōn′, -zōn′)
n.
A synthetic glucocorticoid, C22H29FO5, used in the treatment of insufficient adrenocortical function, a variety of inflammatory disorders such as arthritis and ulcerative colitis, and certain types of cancer.

[dexa- (blend of deca- hexa-) + meth(yl) + alteration of (predn)is(ol)one.]

dexamethasone

(ˌdɛksəˈmɛθəˌsəʊn)
n
a type of powerful steroid, used as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dexamethasone - a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation
anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drug - a medicine intended to reduce inflammation
adrenal cortical steroid, corticoid, corticosteroid - a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response; "adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions"
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dexamethasone

n dexametasona
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BeiGene (BGNE) announced that Revlimid has been approved by the China Food and Drug Administration, or CFDA for the treatment of multiple myeloma in combination with dexamethasone in adult patients with previously untreated MM who are not eligible for transplant.
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Thousand Oaks, California-based human therapeutics developer Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) has received a positive opinion from Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency recommending a label variation for Kyprolis (carfilzomib) to include updated overall survival data from the Phase 3 head-to-head ENDEAVOR trial in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (Kyprolis and dexamethasone [Kd] versus Velcade [bortezomib] and dexamethasone [Vd]), the company said.
The CHMP has chosen a positive opinion recommending a label variation for the product to include updated overall survival data from the Phase three head-to-head ENDEAVOR trial in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (KYPROLIS and dexamethasone compared with Velcade [bortezomib] and dexamethasone [Vd]).
DARZALEX is indicated in Europe for use in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, or bortezomib and dexamethasone, for the treatment of adult patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy and as monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma, whose prior therapy included a PI and an immunomodulatory agent and who have demonstrated disease progression on the last therapy.
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The study was designed to determine the effectiveness of single pre-operative submucosal injection of dexamethasone in reducing post operative swelling and trismus after surgical removal of impacted mandibular molar when compared with control.
Group A comprised controls, Group B animals were administered dexamethasone 4mg/kg body weight per day intra-peritoneally, and Group C animals were given magnesium sulphate 20mg/kg body weight per day intramuscularly, with dexamethasone at same dose as in Group B.
lonizable material in solution such as dexamethasone sodium phosphate will migrate toward the poles of opposite charge superimposed on this migration.
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